“Why bother? nothing changes.” Therefore I don’t care? As the …

Comment on ‘Voter apathy greatest threat to Territory democracy’ by Bob Taylor.

“Why bother? nothing changes.” Therefore I don’t care?
As the old saying goes, we can lead a horse to water but we can’t make it drink. A similar sentiment applies to registered voters, not everyone is interested in politics.
I am sure if someone self motivates to enrol they will care and generally endeavour to vote.
However, someone coerced or talked into enrolling might care about their locality but not about the choice of potential politicians, the territory or the political system.
Consequently they will probably not vote unless pushed to the ballot box and even then may only cast an informal vote.
And don’t forget about the large turnover of the Territory population, here today, gone tomorrow and not a care in the world. So if you don’t care why enrol and potentially cop a fine after every election?

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